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ATTENTION!

Military Orchids are supposed to have acquired their name from the flower resembling a Napoleonic uniform. The ‘hat’ and the ‘tunic buttons’ are evident but it takes more than a little imagination. I prefer to think the name derived from the way they stand straight and proud like soldiers.

At the bank holiday we wandered amid a small area in North Suffolk containing 90% of the UK’s Military Orchid flower spikes. Found here in 1955 numbers have varied over the years and we are now left with this small area no bigger than a tennis court.

Military Orchid 1 Military Orchid 2

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2 Responses to “ATTENTION!”


  1. June 14, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Much prefer your reasoning! These are gorgeous


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